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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
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1-212693 Lacy, Ben AIRBORNE: Book 3 -- Les Drouries Book No. 3 in the Airborne series takes the player to the infamous 'Dead Man's Corner' via offers 12 scenarios. he book includes the culminating struggle by Lt. Col. Ballard and his exhausted collection of airborne troopers.1 vol, 62 pgs 2017 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-212694 Lacy, Ben AIRBORNE: Book 4 -- The Battle of Carentan The final book in the Airborne Tetralogy is available now. In these 12 scenarios, the player can experience the futility on the causeway and take part in the ferocious fight for the Ingouf Farm, the action for which Lt. Colonel Robert Cole was awarded the Medal of Honor. Finally, see if you can repel the 17th SS Panzergrenadiers' counterattack at Carentan.1 vol, 68 pgs 2017 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-935089 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 89: 1777: The Year of the Hangman Theme: The 1777 Campaign to Seize Philadelphia - The Year of the Hangman

* Introduction to Recreating the Campaign - To Philadelphia and Back Again
* 11th September, 1777 - Birmingham Meeting House
* 16th September, 1777 - The Battle of the Clouds
* 4th October, 1777 - Germantown

Features:

* Bitesize Battles Goes Medieval - The Battle of Rottingdean
* The Battle of Chalgrove Field, 18 June 1643 - Death of 'The Patriot'
* Knight's Move: Checkmate Tito? - Operation Rosselsprung
1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
NEW-pb, available early March 2017 ......$10.00 rct

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1-213410 COMRADES IN BATTLE: ACW Skirmish Rules New card-driven rules for American Civil War 1861 - 1865 skirmishing.

Based in our well known game Company Commander with modifications to re-scale the game for more full skirmish actions. For those who regularly play table top wargames, the concept will provide them with a different experience that gives a true flavor of small actions involving just a few men up to a small squad.

For example: a Confederate cavalry raiding party arrive at a small but key railway junction where they tear up the lines and pile the wooden sleepers for burning. The main body move off to the next objective, while a dozen men, under the command of a Sergeant-major, remain behind to ensure the sleepers are beyond use. Suddenly, they hear the approach of footsteps which can only be the enemy. It's too late to dash for freedom so they will have to fight.

Fortunately, the enemy is only a little stronger in numbers than them, so they are hopeful of a good outcome. This is just one scenario that the players' imaginations might come up with. In the rulebook, there are others.1 vol, 50 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-213430 Dennis, Peter WARGAME THE ROMAN INVASION: AD 43-84 In the Battle for Britain series, well-known historical illustrator Peter Dennis breathes life back into the 19th century paper soldier, supplying all the artwork needed to create the armies which struggled for supremacy through our island history. Here, the Legions of Rome and the fierce Celtic inhabitants of Britannia can clash again using simple rules from veteran wargamer Andy Callan.

This source book shows you how to copy and make any number of colorful and durable stands of troops using traditional skills with glue and scissors. To play the game you will need a tabletop playing surface, a tape measure, and a handful of dice.1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-213440 Dennis, Peter WARGAME THE SPANISH ARMADA 1588 In this title in the Battle for Britain series, well-known historical illustrator Peter Dennis takes the battle out to sea, supplying all the artwork needed to create the navies which clashed in the English channel at a moment of supreme danger for the realm. Artwork is also supplied for a printable squared sea surface, coastline and islands. Here, the galleons, Nao and galleasses of the Spanish invader can clash again with the sea dogs of Elizabeth I using simple rules from veteran wargamer Andy Callan.

This source book shows you how to copy and make any number of simple and colorful ship cut-out models using traditional skills with glue and scissors. To play the game you will need a tabletop playing surface and a handful of dice.1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-BRIG326 Bunde, Peter 326: ELECTORATE OF HESSE-CASSEL: Lieb Dragoon Regiment 1813-1815 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG327 Bunde, Peter 327: GRAND-DUCHY OF WURZBURG: Artillery 1806-1814 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-2118602 Cristini, Luca illus by Franz Gerasch PRUSSIAN & AUSTRIAN ARMY UNIFORMS 1742-1770 This illustrated uniform book was belonged to the general and writer Ferdinand Friedrich von Nicolai with the name of 'uniforme des trouppe' and is now preserved in the Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart. The author is not better known. It show mainly the uniforms and accoutrements of Prussian and Austrian army in the second part of XVIII century. So, infantry, cavalry, artillery and other corps are well present in his color plates. Also includes some plates related the Saxon uniforms. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2016 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2116815 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WAR: Volume 10 - Reign of Alexander I Cavalry: Cuirassier, Dragoons & Horse-Jager Covers Russian cavalry regiments 1801 to 1825 during the Czar Alexander I era -- originally called Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army, Compiled at Saint Petersburg from 1837 and 1851, Mark Conrad's translation is the first one and the best, remaining true to the original structure and essential style of the text.

All told, Viskovatov's enormous work is based on a great quantity of archival documents and contains 4000 colored and b/w illustrations. It is composed of 30 or 34 volumes (1st edition 1-30, St. Petersburg, 1841-62, and 2nd edition Vols. 1-34, St. Petersburg - Novosibirsk - Leningrad, 1899-1948).

Topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has revised the plates, including coloring many of the images so far available just in black and white. Also includes some rare color plates from private collectors.1 vol, 126 pgs 2016 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2116816 Viskovatov, A.V. translated by Mark Conrad UNIFORMS OF RUSSIAN ARMY DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WAR: Volume 11 Reign of Alexander I Cavalry: Hussars, Lancers, Gendarmes and the Train Next volume in the series covers Russian Hussars, Lancers, Gendarmes and the Train -- 1801 to 1825 -- during the Czar Alexander I era.

All told, Viskovatov's enormous work is based on a great quantity of archival documents and contains 4000 colored and b/w illustrations. It is composed of 30 or 34 volumes (1st edition 1-30, St. Petersburg, 1841-62, and 2nd edition Vols. 1-34, St. Petersburg - Novosibirsk - Leningrad, 1899-1948).

Topics discussed start from the early czars until the late 19th century. Our new edition has revised the plates, including coloring many of the images so far available just in black and white. Also includes some rare color plates from private collectors.1 vol, 146 pgs 2016 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
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1-213460 worton, Jonathan THE BATTLE OF MONTGOMERY 1644: The English Civil War In The Welsh Borderlands Making extensive use of contemporary sources -- many of which are referenced here for the first time -- the campaign, the armies and their commanders are fully considered before the battle is investigated. As the site has not been certainly located, the author uses fieldwork and archival information to propose the most likely battlefield before examining the course of the engagement in the context of contemporary tactics and weaponry.

While the battle is the main subject, The Battle of Montgomery, 1644 also considers the wider war in Northerly Wales and the North-West and West Midlands of England -- a region that remains underrepresented in Civil War historiography. Extensively illustrated, it also includes specially commissioned artwork.1 vol, 120 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb, available late February 2017 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-OSG207 Zucker, Kevin 1809 NAPOLEON'S QUAGMIRE: The Peninsular War Part 2 -- The Campaign in Extremadura Boardgame: The Campaign in Extremadura - Medellin, Talavera, Almonacid, and Ocana

The Year 1809 began with Napoleon's departure from the Iberian Peninsula, to face the Austrian threat on the Danube. He left his brother, Joseph, in nominal command of his armies in Spain, as puppet king in Madrid. Fighting flared on several fronts simultaneously, and the French occupation had some successes, notably at the siege of Saragossa, concluded by Marshal Lannes just before his departure to join the Emperor.

In 1809 the French under Joseph nearly mastered the plains of Old and New Castile. However, the Napoleonic magic could not work at such distances (a dispatch sent from Vienna to Madrid, would travel 2400km in 12 to 14 days); when dispatches arrived they were often days or weeks out of date. A series of battles were fought during the course of the year along the approaches to Madrid from Portugal, where the future Duke of Wellington had just arrived with a small British Army to second the Spanish Army of Extremadura.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, OSG
NEW-box, available late February 2017 ......$109.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-213400 Quint, Ryan DETERMINED TO STAND AND FIGHT: The Battle of Monacacy In another fascinating title from the award-winning Emerging Civil War Series, Ryan T. Quint tells the story of what became known as the 'battle that saved Washington.' In early July 1864, outnumbered Union soldiers under the command of Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace prepared for a last-ditch defense along the banks of the Monocacy River against Lt. Gen. Jubal Early's Confederates, who had invaded the north for the third time in the war. That day, Union and Confederate soldiers filled the fields just south of Frederick, Maryland, with the dead and wounded. While Wallace's men fell into retreat, they had succeeded in slowing Early. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 US, SAVAS BEATIE
NEW-pb, available late February 2017 ......$15.00 DISCOUNT:15% rct

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1-213350 Malmassari, Paul ARMOURED TRAINS: An Illustrated Encyclopedia 1825-2016 Oversized at 9.5x11.25 inches, this completely revised and expanded edition since its French publication covers armored trains 1825-2016.

Military forces around the world were quick to see the advantages of railways in warfare, whether for the rapid deployment of men or the movement of heavy equipment like artillery. From this realization, it was a short step to making the train a potent weapon in its own right -- a mobile fort or a battleship on rails. Armed and armored, they became the first practical self-propelled war machines. As demonstrated in the American Civil War, these trains were able to make a significant contribution to battlefield success.

Thereafter, almost every belligerent nation with a railway system made some use of armored rolling stock, ranging from low-intensity colonial policing to the massive employment of armored trains during the Russian Civil War. Although they were somewhat eclipsed as front-line weapons by the development of the tank and other armored fighting vehicles, armored trains retained a role as late as the civil wars in the former republic of Yugoslavia.

Covers the range of fighting equipment that rode the rails country by country. Includes a vast array of photographs and the author's meticulous drawings.1 vol, 528 pgs 2016 US, NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
NEW-dj, available late February 2017 ......$75.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-213370 Friedman, Norman BRITISH DESTROYERS & FRIGATES: The Second World War and After Oversized at 9.65x11.38 inches, this revised 3rd edition includes 200 b/w photos & ship profiles and covers the development of all the modern destroyer classes that fought in WWII. It looks at the emergency programs that produced vast numbers of trade protection vessels -- sloops, corvettes, and frigates -- and analyzes the pressures that shaped the post-war fleet and, until recently, dominated design. It concentrates on the policy and strategy changes that drive design decisions.1 vol, 352 pgs 2015 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
NEW-dj, available late February 2017 ......$40.00 DISCOUNT:10% rct

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1-213360 Shenk, Robert AMERICA'S BLACK SEA FLEET: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution 1919-1923 Offers a revealing portrait of America's small Black Sea fleet in the years following World War I. In a high-tempo series of operations throughout the Black and Aegean Seas and the eastern Mediterranean, this small force of destroyers and other naval vessels responded ably to several major international crises. Adm. Mark Bristol served as both head of US naval forces and America's chief diplomat in the region.

Home-ported in Constantinople, US Navy ships helped evacuate some 150,000 White Russians during the last days of the Russian Revolution; coordinated the visits of the Hoover grain ships to ports in southern Russia where millions were suffering a horrendous famine; reported on the terrible death marches endured by the Greeks of the Pontus region of Turkey; and conducted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Greek and Armenian refugees from burning Smyrna, the cataclysmic conclusion of the Turkish Nationalist Revolution. After Smyrna, the destroyers escorted Greek steamers in their rescue of ethnic Christian civilians being expelled from all the ports of Anatolian Turkey.1 vol, 400 pgs 2015 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-213450 Jarzembowski, Janusz ARMOURED HUSSARS VOLUME 2: Images of the 1st Polish Armoured Division, Normandy, August 1944 Highly-illustrated account of the 1st Polish Armored Division's baptism of fire in Normandy in August 1944, from Operations Totalise and Tractable to the victory at Falaise, culminating at the climactic battle on Mont Ormel - the site of this triumph was justly named 'A Polish Battlefield' by the Canadians.

Author and Normandy veteran Ken Tout served as a young Sherman tank crewman in the Northamptonshire Yeomanry during WWII and witnessed the Poles' savage baptism of fire.

The album features many dramatic photographs and documents, numbering over 250, from the renowned Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum (PISM) as well as from the author's collection. It is also supplemented by eight pages of color plates featuring divisional armor, uniforms, maps and a center page-spread of a close-quarter action on Mont Ormel, based on the memoirs of a regimental commander. Illustrated by the renowned military artist, Peter Dennis, this depiction also features on the front cover. 1 vol, 184 pgs 2016 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-213380 Daly, Dan WHITE WATER RED HOT LEAD: On Board U.S. Navy Swift Boats in Vietnam During the Vietnam war 3500 officers and men served in the Swift Boat program in a fleet of 130 boats with no armor plating. The boats patrolled the coast and rivers of South Vietnam, with the average age of the crew being twenty-four. Their days consisted of deadly combat, intense lightning firefights, storms and many hidden dangers.

The six-man crew of PCF 76 were volunteers from all over the United States, eager to serve their country in a unique type of duty not seen since the PT boats of WWII. This inexperienced and disparate group of men would meld into a combat team -- a team that formed an unbreakable, lifelong bond. 1 vol, 360 pgs 2017 US, CASEMATE
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1-213390 Stejskal, James SPECIAL FORCES BERLIN: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army's Elite, 1956 - 1990 It is a little-known fact that during the Cold War, two US Army Special Forces detachments were stationed behind the Iron Curtain in West Berlin. The existence and missions of the two detachments were classified secrets. The armies of the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies posed a threat to Western Europe. US military planners decided they needed a plan to slow the juggernaut they expected when and if a war began. The plan was Special Forces Berlin. Special Forces Berlin was a one of a kind unit that had no parallel. It left a legacy of a new type of soldier expert in unconventional warfare, one that was sought after for other deployments. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2017 US, CASEMATE
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